Viking has just revealed it will be expanding its Egypt program for the 2020 season along with the launch of a NEW SHIP built specifically for the Nile River.

Viking Osiris is already under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020.

Viking Osiris will be a state-of-the art ship with the clean, elegant Scandinavian design Viking Osiris with capacity for 82 guests in 41 staterooms.

Viking Osiris, artist’s impression.

It comes as Viking guests continue to express strong interest in Egypt – and just one year after the company launched Viking Ra, a completely renovated vessel and Viking’s first owned and operated ship on the Nile.

“For more than two decades, we have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travellers closer to the cultures of the world. We remain committed to Egypt, and we look forward to introducing the historic treasures of the region to even more Viking guests.”

Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.


Also launching in the next year are two new Pre-Cruise Extensions designed to enhance guests’ knowledge of Egyptology before arriving in Cairo.

These five-day extensions to Viking’s Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary will provide guests with access to archives and exhibits in London and Oxford that are not normally accessible to the public.


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